Top Choice Gastronomy in Arles

L'Atelier Jean-Luc Rabanel

Offering as much an artistic experience as a meal (and graced with double Michelin stars), this is the gastronomic home of charismatic chef Jean-Luc Rabanel. Many products are sourced from the chef's veggie patch an…
Top Choice Bistro in Arles

Le Gibolin

After spending three decades plying Paris with their passion for organic wines, owners Brigitte and Luc decided to head south and open a new bistro and wine bar in Arles. Unsurprisingly, it's become a much-loved loc…
Top Choice Market in Arles

Marché d'Arles

At Arles’ enormous Saturday-morning market, Camargue salt, goats' milk cheese and saucisson d’Arles (bull-meat sausage) scent the air. The scene shifts to bd Émile Combes on Wednesday morning.
Bistro in Arles

À Côté

A meal at Rabanel's high-flying haute cuisine restaurant may be a little rich for some budgets, but the grand chef knows how to do solid, no-fuss bistro dining too. It's reassuringly casual here, with wooden chairs …
Tapas in Arles

L'Ouvre Boîte

Alexandre's little joint (the 'Open Box') may only be open a few nights a week, but that hasn't prevented it from becoming a locals' favourite for chilled evening eats. He specialises in tapas-like 'little plates' –…
French in Arles

Le Refectoire des Ateliers

Searching for a lunch spot? You won't find a better venue than this laid-back diner next door to the still-being-built Fondation Luma. The food is light and modern, with a strong emphasis on organic and wholefood: t…
Sandwiches in Arles


Well-stuffed sandwiches – made to order, frotté à l'ail (rubbed with garlic) and dripping with silken AOC Vallée des Baux olive oil – lure the crowds to this tiny sandwich shop with a hole-in-the-wall takeaway count…
Bistro in Arles

Au Brin de Thym

A favourite recommendation for bistro dining, chilled in vibe and creative in execution. The menu is dictated by seasons and the best produce on offer from the market, so the choice can be limited, but everything's …
Ice Cream in Arles

Glacier Arlelatis

Creamy, artisanal ice cream is the mainstay of this glacier on busy place du Forum. Buy a cone to take away or treat yourself to a magnificent whipped-cream-topped sundae sitting down. Flavours change but there's al…
Modern French in Arles


This modern, inviting restaurant run by husband-and-wife team Fabien and Ouria assembles market-fresh dishes to perfection. For example, their Michelin-experienced chef layers thin strips of Granny Smith apple chutn…